L.A. Receives 216% Above Average Rainfall in Four Months: National Weather Service

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All lanes of the 110 Freeway from Carson Street to 223rd Street were closed on Jan. 22, 2017 because of flooding. (Credit: Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought.

But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted — at least for now.

Sunday’s huge storm — which dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in some areas — is part of a wetter trend that began in the fall. Since Oct. 1, downtown L.A. has received more than 13 inches of rain — 216% of normal for this period, which the National Weather Service said was 6.26 inches.

It’s a remarkable turnaround.

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